The best-ever movie version of Mark Twain's classic royal mix-up. Errol Flynn duels into action in Warner Bros.' spectacular, spirited film of Mark Twain's classic novel. Amid 16th century England's pomp and poverty, two lookalike lads, one a beggar and one young Edward VI, exchange identities for a lark. But their switch backfires and it's up to soldier-of-fortune Miles Hendon (Flynn) to turn the tables on a conspirator (Claude Rains) and return the correct lad to assume the throne. Flynn's rakish persona, William Keighley's brisk direction, Erich Wolfgang Korngold's score and the spry performances of twins Billy and Bobby Mauch helped many a film fan form an enchanted view of Olde England. That view is just as rousing today. The Prince and the Pauper wears the crown as regal all-family entertainment.

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The Prince and the Pauper (1937)

Family/Adventure/Drama · 1h 58m

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The best-ever movie version of Mark Twain's classic royal mix-up. Errol Flynn duels into action in Warner Bros.' spectacular, spirited film of Mark Twain's classic novel. Amid 16th century England's pomp and poverty, two lookalike lads, one a beggar and one young Edward VI, exchange identities for a lark. But their switch backfires and it's up to soldier-of-fortune Miles Hendon (Flynn) to turn the tables on a conspirator (Claude Rains) and return the correct lad to assume the throne. Flynn's rakish persona, William Keighley's brisk direction, Erich Wolfgang Korngold's score and the spry performances of twins Billy and Bobby Mauch helped many a film fan form an enchanted view of Olde England. That view is just as rousing today. The Prince and the Pauper wears the crown as regal all-family entertainment.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Production Company

Warner Bros
Cast
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Errol Flynn

Miles Hendon
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Claude Rains

Earl of Hertford
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Henry Stephenson

Duke of Norfolk
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Barton MacLane

John Canty
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Billy Mauch

Tom Canty
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Bobby Mauch

Prince Edward Tudor
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Alan Hale

Captain of the Guard
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Eric Portman

Lord #1
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Lionel Pape

Lord #2
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Leonard Willey

Lord #3
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Murray Kinnell

Hugo
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Halliwell Hobbes

Archbishop
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Phyllis Barry

Barmaid
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Ivan F. Simpson

Clemens (as Ivan Simpson)
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Montagu Love

King Henry VIII
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Fritz Leiber

Father Andrew
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Elspeth Dudgeon

Grandmother Canty
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Mary Field

Mrs. Canty (Tom's mother)
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Forrester Harvey

Meaty man
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Joan Valerie

Lady Jane Seymour (as Helen Valkis)
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Lester Matthews

St. John
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Robert Adair

Guard #1
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Harry Cording

Guard #2
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Robert Warwick

Lord Warwick
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Rex Evans

Rich man
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Holmes Herbert

Doctor #1
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Ian Maclaren

Doctor #2 (as Ian MacLaren)
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Anne Howard

Lady Jane Grey
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Gwendolyn Jones

Lady Elizabeth
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Lionel Braham

Ruffler
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Harry Beresford

The Watch
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Lionel Belmore

Innkeeper
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Ian Wolfe

Proprietor of Thieves' Booth (as Ian Wolf)
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St. Luke's Episcopal Church Choristers

(Self)
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Jimmy Aubrey

Tramp (uncredited)
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Frank Baker

Man at inn (uncredited)
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Daisy Belmore

Cockney (uncredited)
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Wilson Benge

Man at inn (uncredited)
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Frank Benson

Beggar (uncredited)
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Jack Best

(uncredited)
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Ted Billings

Tinker (uncredited)
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Sidney Bracey

Man in window (uncredited)
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Peter Bronte

Man at inn (uncredited)
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George Broughton

Man at inn (uncredited)
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George Bunny

Cockney (uncredited)
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Rita Carlyle

(uncredited)
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Charles Coleman

Watchman (uncredited)
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Edward Cooper

Presbyter (uncredited)
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Robert Cory

(uncredited)
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Kay Deslys

(uncredited)
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Larry Dods

Horseman (uncredited)
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Harry Duff

Urchin (uncredited)
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Fred Ellis

Urchin (uncredited)
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Peter Ellis

Urchin (uncredited)
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Harold Entwistle

Old man (uncredited)
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Leslie Francis

Man at inn (uncredited)
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Douglas Gordon

(uncredited)
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Hubert F. Greenwood

Archbishop (uncredited)
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Frank Hagney

Beggar (uncredited)
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Edward Harvey

Lord (uncredited)
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Leyland Hodgson

Watchman #1 (uncredited)
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Noel Kennedy

Urchin #1 (uncredited)
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Colin Kenny

Watchman #2 (uncredited)
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George Kirby

Proprietor of inn (uncredited)
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Raymond Lawrence

Lord (uncredited)
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Connie Leon

(uncredited)
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Billy Maguire

Urchin #2 (uncredited)
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Charles McNaughton

Ugly man (uncredited)
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Doreen Munroe

(uncredited)
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Ottola Nesmith

Lady in Waiting (uncredited)
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Mrs. Wilfrid North

Lady in Waiting (uncredited)
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Elsie Prescott

Woman in window (uncredited)
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Jack Richardson

Beggar (uncredited)
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Tom Ricketts

Sexton ringing bell (uncredited)
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Clifford Severn

Urchin #3 (uncredited)
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Yorke Sherwood

Innkeeper (uncredited)
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Charlie Simpson

Cockney (uncredited)
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Eric Snowden

Cockney (uncredited)
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John Graham Spacey

Petty Officer (uncredited)
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Ernie Stanton

Guard (uncredited)
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Will Stanton

Man in crowd (uncredited)
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Spencer Teakle

Man at inn (uncredited)
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Lotus Thompson

Lady in Waiting (uncredited)
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Cyril Thornton

Man at inn (uncredited)
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Leo White

Jester (uncredited)
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Tom Wilson

One-eyed beggar (uncredited)
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Claude Wisberg

(uncredited)
Crew
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William Keighley

Director
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Mark Twain

Writer
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Laird Doyle

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Prince And The Pauper, The

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

5/1/2012

Disc Title Front Cover

The Prince and the Pauper

(DVD, Snapper)

8/26/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

The Prince and the Pauper

(Blu-ray)

1/30/2024

$16.49 -$5.50 (25%)

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